New list provides alternatives for NYC’s ‘B’ students searching for high schools

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Right now, 90,000 New York City eighth graders are sorting through a phone-book sized list of 400 public high schools to find the best fit for the next four (arguably most critical) years of their lives. They submit their high school applications on December 1, rank their 12 favorite choices, go to open houses and tours, interview and audition, and sometimes take specialized school exams. However, “a solid B-student and even A-students may not make it to the top schools,” Laura Zingmond, senior editor at InsideSchools.org, an organization that provides independent information about the New York City school system, told Metro New York. So to help these students, they’ve just published an alternative list of high schools called the “Best bets for ‘B’ students.”

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